AlanGoodman 

 Alan Goodman

Alan Goodman is a retired actuary who has a background of management and consultancy within the financial services industry. Most recently he has chaired the Boards of a Scottish charity and his local golf club. 

He has played bridge for many years, was heavily involved in setting up New Melville Bridge Club and has represented Scotland at various international events over a number of years.  

Alan sits on the SBU Investigation Panel and is chair of the new SBU Board of Trustees.

Alan Goodman

 JoanForsyth

 Joan Forsyth

Medical Fellow with an MBA in Public Policy and Master of Public Health Medicine.

Previously Tayside Regional Council’s Head of Quality Assurance.  

Whilst Tayside Health Board’s Medical Advisor from 1997 to 2009, seconded to various Government bodies and quangos in England, Scotland and Wales, tasked with Health Services Governance.

Sat on and chaired a number of Charitable and/or not for profit Organisations and bodies, taking one successfully through the Charitable route.

President of SBU from 2020 to date, hold local and district office.  

Joan Forsyth

 SarahGunn

Sarah Gunn

Sarah is a qualified chartered accountant with 30 years experience working in the third sector. She has had various voluntary roles with not for profit organisations including Chair of Trustees for a charity supporting families with young children in Edinburgh.

She is a keen bridge player and supports initiatives to encourage new players. She was part of the team setting up and running the SBU Summer Academy in 2021 and assists with classes at the New Melville Bridge Club in Edinburgh.

Sarah Gunn

 MikeAsh

 Mike Ash

Mike Ash is currently retired.  He has a background of management in a range of public sector organisations.  Most recently he has been a non-executive director of NHS Lothian for 9 years.

He has played bridge since university days and he has represented Scotland at various international events over the last 20 years.  He was president of the SBU from 2012 to 2014 and Chairman of Melville Bridge Club 2016-2018.

Mike chairs the SBU Disciplinary Panel, having previously been Chair of the International Committee.  He is currently studying part-time for a Masters degree researching governance in the NHS.

Mike Ash

 IanPatrick

 Ian Patrick

Ian is a Maths graduate who spent his career in Further and Higher Education retiring from the University of the West of Scotland where he was Director of College Partnerships

He has played Bridge for over 40 years and is still playing regularly with his original partner.

He has been involved in Governance in the Further Education sector for over 10 years and since 2018 has been Chair of the Board of Management of Glasgow Kelvin College. Ian firmly believes that effective governance underpins successful organisations and looks forward to contributing to the work of the Board of SBU

Ian Patrick

 JuliaScottBarrett

Julia Scott-Barrett

Secretary

Julia Scott-Barrett worked in the parliamentary, private and public sector over a 43 year career, covering politics, television, radio, public relations, advertising and textiles.   She has spent the last 19 years in France, where she honed her bridge skills through lessons led by Zebedee Stocken, whom she and her friends flew out to France twice a year for four years.   Great Provencal food and wine helped emphasise the message of the lessons.

Julia Scott-Barrett